Japan – Tourists needed!

Japan – Tourists needed!

JAPAN Tourists needed!   After more than two years, one of the world’s most popular travel destinations reopened for tourists. Yet few, if any, came. No exhausted-yet-exuberant travelers following a flag-carrying tour guide were spotted at Tokyo’s Haneda...
Japan – Grasshopper to go please

Japan – Grasshopper to go please

JAPAN Inago no Tsukudani – Grasshoppers   Don’t worry, we’re not after the macaque. We just thought he was cute! What do you think Japanese people normally eat at home? Sushi? Tempura? Wagyu Beef? These are available everywhere in Japan, but there are...
Japan – The Return of Hanami

Japan – The Return of Hanami

JAPAN The Return of Hanami   Hanami, a favourite festival of the Japanese, was cancelled for two years. However, picnic parties with sake in the park have made a comeback this year. The cherry blossom is a spectacle for locals and tourists alike. For the first...
Japan – Tokyo Skytree

Japan – Tokyo Skytree

JAPAN Tokyo Skytree: 634 metres-high   Rarely have grace and elegance been so beautifully combined in one structure! Tokyo Skytree was completed in 2012 and stands as the tallest structure in Japan and the 2nd-tallest freestanding structure in the world. It was...
Japan – Paperless entry

Japan – Paperless entry

JAPAN Paperless entry   Japan now has a paperless entry system for overseas arrivals! In addition to releasing the digital vaccine certificate last month, the Japanese government also launched a separate system for paperless entry when arriving in Japan from...
Japan – Winter illuminations

Japan – Winter illuminations

JAPAN Winter illuminations   In Japan, Christmas is known as more of a time to spread happiness rather than a religious celebration. Christmas may be a cultural import, but it has become a major festival in Japan, where it has developed its own local...